That Chinese food takeout craving, taken care of right!
Comfort food doesn’t have to mean high calories, high sodium, high fat, or high carbs. It also doesn’t have to mean waiting an hour for your delivery to arrive, just to realize they forgot something. My General Tso’s Chicken is a comfort food/take-out game changer! And you’ll be eating in 30 minutes.
If you need a visual to convince you (and your wallet) that this recipe is worth trying, here is a nutritional comparison of a typical Chinese food takeout order compared to my dinner.
I hope all the little clementines back in school, are having a wonderful start to the new year!
For the chicken
- 1 lb chicken breasts, cut into small cubes
- 2 eggs, whisked
- 1 c almond meal
- salt and pepper, to taste
For the sauce
- 1/4 c coconut amino acids (or low-sodium soy sauce)
- 1/4 c raw honey
- 2 tbsp. hoisin sauce
- 1 tbsp. Sriracha
- 1 tsp. ground ginger
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 scallions (or green onions), thinly sliced (optional)
- 2 tsp. sesame seeds (optional)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Prepare chicken breasts by cutting up into chunks. Whisk two large eggs in one bowl. Combine almond meal, salt, and pepper in another bowl.
- Make an assembly line by dipping chicken into egg batter, then coat with almond meal, and place on baking tray. Once all chicken is coated, place in oven and bake for 15 - 20 minutes.
- In a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, combine coconut amino acids or soy sauce, honey, garlic, hoisin sauce, ginger and Sriracha until slightly thickened, about 1-2 minutes. Stir in chicken and gently toss to combine.
- Serve hot, garnished with green onions and sesame seeds, if desired.